Why choose Nursing?
- Nurses exercise leadership skills on a daily basis, and no two days are alike—each patient presents a new situation, a new problem to solve, or a new decision to make.
- Nurses provide compassionate care to individuals, families, and communities across the life span.
- This program prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN® exam).
- You'll learn to collaborate with a variety of healthcare professionals to interpret patient information and make critical decisions about needed actions.
- Interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? For transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
- Gain confidence with your new skills in our state-of-the art Healthcare Simulation Center.
2600 West 5th Street
Marshfield, WI 54449
Stevens Point Campus
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin 54494
Length of Program: Two Years (Nursing Courses)
*The 1- credit GPS for Student Success course is a College requirement for graduation, not a Nursing program requirement. This course may be waived for students who are enrolled in a technical diploma program less than 6 credits that is not embedded within an Associate degree program or a program that entails 6 credits or less; have obtained 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0; have obtained an Associate degree or a Baccalaureate degree; or are enrolled in a shared program.
†The Nursing Assistant course is required for admission to the Nursing associate degree program and is not counted in the total credit value for this program. All students enrolled in the nursing bridge pathways are required to take this course.
Start Dates: Fall or Spring
Start at any time or location by taking general education courses.
Limited seats available at all campuses.
Detailed information is located in the Student ADN Handbook.
What You'll Learn
The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at Mid-State prepares each graduate to work successfully as a registered nurse (RN). Students acquire a balance of knowledge and technical skills in physical and biological sciences, social sciences, and nursing. They also contribute to classroom discussion, independent learning projects, simulation labs, and hands-on clinical experiences at area healthcare agencies.
After completing all required graduation courses and first- and second-semester nursing courses, students can opt to take the national licensing test for Licensed Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN). After completion of the nursing program, the graduate will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
Mid-State’s Nursing program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for other states.
Estimated Entire Program Cost
Cost based on the 2023/24 academic year.
- Tuition & Fees: $12,981.90
- Books: $2,597.95
- Supplies, Uniforms, and/or Exams: $761.50
- Total Estimated Cost: $16,341.35
Financial Aid Eligibility
This program is eligible for full Financial Aid
This course has options available to receive credit for prior learning (CPL) or work experience.
|10806177||General Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|10806179||Advanced Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|10801136||English Composition 1||3|
|10809198||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|10809196||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|-or-||10809172||Introduction to Diversity Studies||3|
|10890102||GPS for Student Success*||1|
|10543104||Nursing Introduction to Clinical Practice||2|
|Term Total||9 Credits|
|10543105||Nursing Health Alterations||3|
|10543106||Nursing Health Promotion||3|
|10543107||Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan||2|
|10543108||Introduction to Clinical Care Management||2|
|Term Total||10 Credits|
|10543109||Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 1||3|
|10543110||Mental Health and Community Concepts||2|
|10543111||Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice||3|
|10543112||Nursing Advanced Skills||1|
|Term Total||9 Credits|
|10543113||Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 2||3|
|10543114||Nursing Management and Professional Concepts||2|
|10543115||Nursing: Advanced Clinical Practice||3|
|10543116||Nursing: Clinical Transition||2|
|Term Total||10 Credits|
|Program Total||66*† Credits|
* The 1- credit GPS for Student Success course is a College requirement for graduation, not a Nursing program requirement. This course may be waived for students who are enrolled in a technical diploma program less than 6 credits that is not embedded within an Associate degree program or a program that entails 6 credits or less; have obtained 60 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0; have obtained an Associate degree or a Baccalaureate degree; or are enrolled in a shared program.
† The Nursing Assistant course is required for admission to the Nursing associate degree program and is not counted in the total credit value for this program. All students enrolled in the nursing bridge pathways are required to take this course.
SUE G. AKEY, MSN, RN
LISA BECHARD, MSN, RN
SANDRA DIECK, MSN, RN
LEAH ECKSTEIN, MSN, RN
DAWN EDE, MSN, RN
SHARON GEBELEIN, DNP, RN
TRACY JOOSTEN, MSN, RN
SARAH LYNCH, MSN, RN
KELLY NELSON, MSN, RN
KRISTI PILGER, MSN, RN
CAROLYN L. SCHNEEBELI, MSN, RN
CRISSY WATENPAUGH, MSN, RN
LINDA WOLOSCHEK-GREENBERG, DNP, RN
- Staff Nurse
- Clinic Nurse
- Charge Nurse
- Registered Nurse
High school students are eligible to enroll in this program; however, some courses have age requirements. Speak to a Mid-State advisor for more information. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.
- Accreditation Information
The Associate Degree Nursing program at Mid-State Technical College located in Wisconsin Rapids, WI is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 • 404.975.5000 • http://acenursing.org/
The Board of Commissioners granted continuing accreditation to the associate program and scheduled the next evaluation visit for Fall 2030.
- LPN-to-ADN and Paramedic-to-ADN Pathways
In order to recognize the experience and education of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Paramedic, an LPN/Paramedic-to-ADN (Associate Degree Nursing) articulation plan has been developed. This means that upon successful completion of specified activities and coursework, an LPN or Paramedic would be eligible to enter the ADN program as a third semester student (based on seat availability).
- BSN Completion
An agreement between Mid-State Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point allows students to complete an associate degree in nursing (ADN) at Mid-State and a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN) through UW-Stevens Point known as the Partnership Program (1+2+1). This allows students to begin their coursework at either institution by taking general studies courses to meet Mid-State’s ADN admission requirements. For students beginning at Mid-State, the program allows acceptance into UW-Stevens Point RN to BSN completion major as early as the third semester of the Mid-State ADN program. For students beginning at UW-Stevens Point, the agreement also creates a competitive application process to gain entrance into Mid-State’s ADN program each semester, providing an efficient and affordable path to becoming a registered nurse (RN) in central Wisconsin. Following completion of the Partnership Program, students will have earned both an ADN and BSN and successfully achieved licensure as an RN in the state of Wisconsin.
In addition, any graduate from the nursing program can pursue a BSN degree from numerous colleges that have articulating agreements with the college. This allows many credits earned at Mid-State to be accepted by the BSN college.
For more information, talk to your academic advisor at Mid-State or UW-Stevens Point.
- Additional Resources
Employment Verification Request Form
- Nursing Refresher Courses
Take the Next Step
“The education I received at Mid-State was outstanding. Each one of my instructors was approachable and always willing to put in extra time. Upon graduating, I started my career in nursing with excellent hands-on skills and a solid knowledge base.”
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Transfer • Dual Credit • Credit for Prior Learning